No fewer than 40 terrorists’ food suppliers have been arrested by personnel of the Multinational Joint Task Force.
The suspects were arrested during an intelligence operation carried out by troops of sector 3 of the Task Force in the Lake Chad region.
A statement on Tuesday by the Chief of Military Public Information Office, Lt Col Kamarudeen Adegoke, said a total of 466 bags of beans and corn among other large quantities of food items were intercepted by the troops.
The statement read in part, “In continuation with the activities of the MNJTF to clamp down on terrorist activities in the Lake Chad region, troops of Sector 3 (Monguno) on October 11 2022, arrested 40 terrorist logistics suppliers during an intelligence-led operation conducted on a suspected supply route.
The operation led to the discovery of 64 bags of beans, two bags of maize, and other large quantities of food items, which were being conveyed to the terrorists’ enclaves.
Adegoke said a follow-up on the operation led to the discovery of another 300 bags of beans and 100 bags of corn, adding that the seized items had been destroyed.
He added that in another related incident on October 11, 2022, troops of 68 Battalion on a joint patrol with the Civilian Joint Task Force along the Mallam Fatori- Bandamari- Bari – Korarawon axis, discovered and confiscated 12 bags of fish and nine donkeys suspected to be used in ferrying supplies to the terrorists hiding in the Lake Chad basin area.